Tag Archives: action research

Module 3.5

New interaction Tools for Preserving an Old Language

new interactions tools for preserving an old language

The Penan in the village of Long Lamai have been settled since the 1950’s. It is one of the most successful tribal communities who have been able integrate with the demands of globalization while retaining their own cultural traditions. The article explores how the community wes involved in Participatory Action Research in order to help to transfer the jungle sign language Oroo’ in to an app that could be utilized for teaching and sharing of information between elders and youth. The article does in to an in-depth description of how the tangibles (manipulation of digital objects) was developed by the community in order to be used for software applications.

Module 3.2

Participatory Action Research in Software Development: Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems Case Study


PRISMA (participatoy Action Research in Software Methodology Augmentation) amalgamates participatory action research with and IKM (Indigenous Knowledge Management) approach. This case study looks at the development of E-Toro – a management system for the Penan who live in a remote community in Malaysia, Borneo. The purpose is to explore the benefits and barriers for rural ICT usage.